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Lunar Meteorite

Yamato 793169

Yamato Mountains, Antarctica

 

Yamato 793169. The longest dimension is 1.8 cm.

(photo credit: Yanai and Kojima, 1991)

 

Randy Says…

It is compositionally and mineralogically similar to Asuka 881757 and MIL 05035. All three were likely launched from the same crater on the Moon.

 

More Information

Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Yamato 793169

Map: NIPR Location Map

 

References

Arai T., Misawa K., and Kojima H. (2007) Lunar meteorite MIL 05035: mare basalt paired with Asuka-881757 (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1582, 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

Arai T., Hawke B. R., and Giguere T. A. (2008) Antarctic lunar meteorites from cryptomaria of the Moon (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, abstract no. 2423, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

Arai T. , Hawke B. R., Giguere T. A., Misawa K., Miyamoto M., and Kojima H. (2010) Antarctic lunar meteorites Yamato-793169, Asuka-881757, MIL 05035, and MET 01210 (YAMM): Launch pairing and possible cryptomare origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2231-2248.

Arai T., Takeda H., and Warren P. H. (1996) Four lunar meteorites: Crystallization trends of pyroxenes and spinels, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31, 877-892.

Basilevsky A. T., Neukum G., and Nyquist L. (2010) Lunar meteorites: What they tell us about the spatial and temporal distribution of mare basalts (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XLI, abstract no. 1214, 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

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Fernandes V. A., Morris A., and Burgess R. (2005) New Ar-Ar Age determinations for the lunar mare basalts Asuka 881757 and Yamato 793169 (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, abstract no. 1002, 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

Fernandes V. A., Burgess R., and Morris A. (2009) 40Ar-39Ar age determinations of lunar basalt meteorites Asuka 881757, Yamato 793169, Miller Range 05035, LaPaz Icefield 02205, Northwest Africa 479, and basaltic breccia Elephant Moraine 96008. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 805–821.

Fernandes V. A. S. M., Fritz J. P., Wünnemann K., and Hornemann U. (2010) K-Ar ages and shock effects in lunar meteorites (abstract). EPSC Abstracts, Vol. 5, EPSC2010-237.

Jolliff B. L., Korotev R. L., and Haskin L. A. (1993) Lunar basaltic meteorites Yamato-793169 and Asuka-881757: Samples of the same low-Ti mare-lava? In Papers Presented to the Eighteenth Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, p. 214–217, National Institute of Polar Research, May 1993, Tokyo.

Koeberl C., Kurat G., and Brandstätter F. (1993) Gabbroic lunar mare meteorites Asuka-881757 (Asuka-31) and Yamato 793169: Geochemical and mineralogical study. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 14–34. Nat. Inst. Polar Res., Tokyo.

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Korotev R. L., Jolliff B. L., Zeigler R. A., and Haskin L. A. (2003) Compositional constraints on the launch pairing of three brecciated lunar meteorites of basaltic composition, Antarctic Meteorite Research 16, 152–175.

Liu Y., Hill E., Patchen A., and Taylor L.A. (2007) New lunar meteorite MIL 05035: Petrography and mineralogy (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 2103, 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

Morris A., Fernandes V., and Burgess R. (2008) Ar-Ar ages for lunar basalt meteorites: A 881757, Y 793169, MIL 05035, LAP 02205, NWA479 and EET 96008. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2008, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 12S, p. A652.

Nishiizumi K., Arnold J. R., Caffee M. W., Finkel R. C., Southon J., and Reedy R. C. (1992) Cosmic ray exposure histories of lunar meteorites Asuka 881757, Yamato 793169, and Calcalong Creek (abstract) Papers Presented to the 17th Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, August 19-21, Tokyo, Natl. Inst. Polar Res., 129-132.

Nishiizumi K. (2003) Exposure histories of lunar meteorites (abstract). In Evolution of Solar System Materials: A New Perspective from Antarctic Meteorites, p. 104, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo.

Nyquist L. E., Shih C-Y., and Reese Y. D. (2007) Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr ages for MIL 05035: Implications for surface and mantle sources (abstract). In Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1702, 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.

Takeda H., Arai T., and Saiki K. (1993) Mineralogical studies of lunar meteorite Yamato-793169, a mare basalt. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 1–13. Nat. Inst. Polar Res., Tokyo.

Thalmann C., Eugster O., Herzog G. F., Klein J., Krähenbühl U., Vogt S., and Xue S. (1996) History of lunar meteorites Queen Alexandra Range 93069, Asuka 881757, and Yamato 793169 based on noble gas isotopic abundances, radionuclide concentrations, and chemical composition. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31, 857-868. 

Torigoye N., Misawa K., and Tatsumoto M. (1992) U-Th-Pb chronology of Yamato 793169 lunar meteorite (abstract), Papers Presented to the 17th Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, August 19–21, 1992, Tokyo, Natl. Inst. Polar Res., 122–124.

Torigoye N., Misawa K., and Tatsumoto M. (1993) A low U/Pb source in the Moon: U-Th-Pb systematics of lunar meteorite Yamato 793169. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 58–75. Nat. Inst. Polar Res., Tokyo.

Torigoye-Kita N., Misawa K., Dalrymple G. B., and Tatsumoto M. (1995) Further evidence for a low U/Pb source in the Moon: U-Th-Pb, Sm-Nd, and Ar-Ar isotopic systematics of lunar meteorite Yamato-793169. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 59, 2621–2632.

Warren P. H. and Kallemeyn G. W. (1993) Geochemical investigations of two lunar mare meteorites: Yamato-793169 and Asuka-881757. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 35-57. Nat. Inst. Polar Res., Tokyo. 

Wolf S. F., Wang M.S., and Lipschutz M. E. (2009) Labile trace elements in basaltic achondrites: Can they distinguish between meteorites from the Moon, Mars, and V-type asteroids? Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 891–903. 

Yanai K. and Kojima H. (1991) Varieties of lunar meteorites recovered from Antarctica. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 4, 70-90.

Zeigler R. A., Korotev R. L., and Jolliff B. L. (2007) Miller Range 05035 and Meteorite Hills 01210: Two basaltic lunar meteorites, both likely source-crater paired with Asuka 881757 and Yamato 793169 (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 2110. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.

 

 

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Prepared by
: Randy L. Korotev
 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you've found until you read this and this.


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Last revised: 6-Oct-2015